Stavros J. Baloyannis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Stavros J. Baloyannis is Professor Emeritus of Neurology at Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotelian University. He trained in Neurology at the same university and at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London. He also trained in Neuropathology and Electron Microscopy at the Institute of Neurology, London; Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; University of Pennsylvania; and Yale University. He trained in Acoustic Neuropathology at Harvard University, and in Neuroimmunology at Yale University. Dr. Baloyannis has conducted research on the blood-brain barrier, mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease, synaptogenesis, neurodegeneration, dendritic and synaptic pathology, and Golgi apparatus in dementias. His special interests include neuroethics, neurolinguistics, neurophilosophy, history of neurosciences, neurology and art, and the brain and music. He is a member of sixty-two scientific societies and an honorary member of the Academy of Hellenic Air Forces. He is also the president of the Society for the amelioration of the quality of life in neurological diseases and former president of the Orthodox Association for the medical mission. He is a visiting professor at Tufts University, Democritus University, School of Theology, School of Philosophy. Dr. Baloyannis is the author of 29 textbooks, 760 papers on neurology and neurosciences, and 3 books of poems. From 1992 to 2011, he was the head of the Department of Neurology and director of the Research Institute for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Demyelination disorders are among the most frequent neurological conditions. Types of these disorders include multiple sclerosis, Guillain Barré syndrome, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, entrapment neuropathies, and others, all of which can result in serious physical incapacity and diminished quality of life. This book examines various aspects of demyelination from clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic points of view. Chapters address different types of demyelination diseases, their associated mechanisms, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment approaches, among other topics.

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